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Author Topic: Sententious traffic, eh?  (Read 3266 times)

geep

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Sententious traffic, eh?
« on: November 25, 2009, 01:26:56 PM »

Hi,

Just ran http://www.speedtester.bt.com/
I was pleased to learn that my traffic was passing sententiously.

Googling "kitz sententious" and reaching for my dictionary left me little the wiser.

I guess it's some way of marking the traffic so that it can throttled.
(I'm with ADSL24/Enta, but considering switch to ADSL24/C&W LLU).

Cheers,
Peter


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Re: Sententious traffic, eh?
« Reply #2 on: November 25, 2009, 10:40:37 PM »

What a weirded term to use  ???
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Re: Sententious traffic, eh?
« Reply #3 on: November 26, 2009, 03:42:42 PM »

Somewhere in BT, it seems, there's I guy (or gal) with whom I really wouldn't want to play any competitive word games. :)
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Re: Sententious traffic, eh?
« Reply #4 on: November 26, 2009, 06:21:19 PM »

They've obviously used the wrong word but for the life of me, I can't imagine the word they meant to use......either that or there's a BT IT person with a very strange sense of humour  :o

Perhaps this is one for the Forum Games section !

Contentious ?......or perhaps they were thinking of contention ?

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Re: Sententious traffic, eh?
« Reply #5 on: November 26, 2009, 06:59:13 PM »

Hi

Swallowed a dictionary: Perhaps a case of malapropism :lol:

google "sententious traffic" brings up some uses (sites not trusted by WOT)

there is another set of definitions
sententious
1 aphoristic, axiomatic, brief, compact, concise, epigrammatic, gnomic, laconic, pithy, pointed, short, succinct, terse
2 canting, judgmental, moralistic, pompous, ponderous, preachifying  (informal) sanctimonious
at http://dictionary.reverso.net/english-synonyms/sententious

Mind you need a dictionary for half of those anyway :lol:
Regards Jeff
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Re: Sententious traffic, eh?
« Reply #6 on: November 26, 2009, 08:51:45 PM »

I checked with outlook's spellchecker earlier and it does seem to know about 'sententious'.

So I'm open minded to the possibility that the word composed by the author - perhaps in a 'word' document was something else, but he spelled it wrong, which was spotted by spell-checker, whereupon it's all too easy to just click 'accept' for the suggested improvement.

If that hypothesis is correct, maybe BT should offer a donation to a charity of the choice of the individual who correctly identifies  the word that the author intended? ::)
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Re: Sententious traffic, eh?
« Reply #7 on: November 26, 2009, 10:33:51 PM »

I'm tempted to make a sententious remark, but you lot would probably accuse me of being pompous. ;D
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Re: Sententious traffic, eh?
« Reply #8 on: November 26, 2009, 11:07:21 PM »

 :lol:
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Re: Sententious traffic, eh?
« Reply #9 on: November 28, 2009, 10:09:16 PM »

"Tendentious" perhaps?  
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